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1973: A Graduate Recruiting Brochure for African American Students


In 1973, Joe Grosslight, the Department Chair, began an initiative to inform potential graduate students from African-American and other racial and ethnic backgrounds about the opportunities for graduate training in Psychology at FSU.


One part of the initiative was a brochure, Psychology At Florida State University: A Black Perspective, which was prepared by the three African-American graduate students in the Department at that time (Aubrey Perry, Rod Hammond, Marva Dawkins). The initiative also involved recruiting trips by these students to colleges and universities in the East, including historically black colleges and universities, and direct personal contacts with potential applicants.


The content of the 1973 brochure prepared for this initiative provides a perspective on the Department's approach to training minority graduate students at that time. The brochure's cover is shown below, and its entire text is available at this link. CLICK HERE



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